Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Historically Criminal!

Join Andrew Williams, Mike Ripley and Robert Ryan as they talk about their take on historical crime and thriller fiction.  All three are prolific established authors.

Robert Ryan has been a lecturer and a journalist and has written more than fifteen books to date.  In Dead Man’s Land, Dr Watson must identify a treacherous killer striking in the trenches of the First World War.

Andrew Williams directed and wrote television documentaries for twenty years before becoming an author. His first two books were short-listed for a number of awards.  His latest novel, The Poison Tide centres around the life of a British spy in the First World War.

Mike Ripley is the award winning author of the Angel series of comedy thrillers and has been described as “England's funniest crime writer”. He was a scriptwriter on the BBC series Lovejoy and as a critic has reviewed over 1,000 crime novels in the last 22 years.

Mike Ripley will be chairing a hugely entertaining panel as they discuss why are so many really good thrillers are opting for historical settings these days with Andrew Williams and Robert Ryan explaining their decision to go "Historically Criminal".

When: Monday 18th February 2013*
Where: Victoria Library, Buckingham Palace Road
Time: 6:00pm

*There is no charge but please do book in advance either by email at or by calling 020 7641 1300 and asking for Victoria Library.

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